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Old 08-09-2008, 10:39 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by freefall View Post
I live in Alaska. I think our compatriots are slightly overblowing the bear hype. Yes, carry a .44 or .454 or .475 if you have the means and the wrist. A Marlin 45/70 is a wise choice. I think a Chipmunk .22 is the way to go for small game. I habitually carry a wrist rocket and some 00 shot. Quiet, portable and deadly. Good luck, have fun and don't be paranoid about bears. They're there, they're dangerous, but odds are you'll never see one. I'd rather walk 30 miles of Alaskan bush with my .44 than 6 blocks of LA unarmed.
ps. I think our rabbits taste crappy.

well they may taste crappy but it's about being in the wilderness, for while.
As I mentioned I just came back from 3 weeks of hiking and camping so became very aware of the reality. I really like the Marlin 45/70 very much and Randy Garret makes the hammerheads for it, nice indeed. One other thing I am looking at is the .454 casull carbine lots of punch, and 9 or 10 rounds. Anyway can't wait to back to fighting mosquitos instead of all this traffic and people down here.

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Old 08-10-2008, 05:13 PM   #12
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Freefall- the rabbits taste like kerosene. It's the ptarmigan that taste crappy! Seriously, are you still having the tularemia problems in the Great Land?

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For a takedown I'd get a Ar-7 which stows in it's own stock and floats. makes a threaded barrel for the rifle for suppressor use. For a nice handy guide rifle I'd suggest the Alaskan Copilot by wild west guns. It's a takedown bear rifle.
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I would only have a 12 ga. pump with ghost ring sights, slugs for bear and shot for birds and small game.
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